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Behind the Beautiful Forevers is an eye-opening book about life in one Mumbai slum written from the point of view of the people who live and work in it. Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo lived a great deal of the years 2007 to early 2011 in Mumbai interviewing and recording the lives and events of the Annawadi settlement in the shadow of the Mumbai airport. Her book is a marvel of non-fiction writing, reading almost like a novel.
Political satirist, comedian and host of The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert puts his signature humorous spin on healthcare, the economy and food, in his new book America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't. He even goes so far as to promise that this book will single-handedly fix an America that is broken and has lost its way.
A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwyane Wade is a heartfelt and deeply personal story about parenthood. The NBA superstar who helped lead the Miami Heat to its first NBA Championship shares with readers his greatest off-the-court triumph: earning sole custody of his two sons.
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